Hello T-Nation! (props to the introduction lol)
Alright, so i'm a dude from the Philippines. I'm aspiring to become a member of our university track and field team, particularly the 100m dash event. I actually just returned to college from a 2 year leave of absence (financial problems), and yeah, as the introduction goes, i'm aspiring to be a member of the team.
I have a friend who is part of the team already, his general consensus was that if I can run the 100m dash in about 11.2-11.4 seconds, I can basically qualify. I've been lifting for actually the past 3 or so years, but probably just d*cking around for the first 1 to 1 1/2. I'm 5'8 and around 140-145 lbs. My 1rm on the following lifts are: 190 for the bench, 290 for the squat, 330 for the deadlift, 150 for the push press, 190 for the power clean & split jerk, and my best time for the 100m dash is at 11.8 seconds. (and i have a 36 in vertical if that means anything :P)
I've participated in different sports ever since, and I used to be a member of my highschool basketball team (freshman-senior year), however I have virtually no experience with sprinting at the competitive level.
I used to be a bit bigger, in the 150-155lb range, but that was when I was still working and could afford supplements, (I was taking ON gold standard whey and MusclePharm post workout creatine), but I've been off the supps for probably 1 year now since i cant afford them (money woes, I swear to god, money is really hard to come by here in the phils lol). Ever since going off the supps, i've found it extremely difficult to gain weight, but my strength levels still increase regardless.
I've actually been reading t nation articles for quite a while now but i've only decided to join the forums recently.
So basically this is a shout out to those who have backgrounds in sprint training, strength/explosive training. What might be your suggestions/points of advice so i can further better myself on my pursuit? Are my lifts good/decent? Is my 100m dash time good? Any suggestions on how I can further lower my dash time? How can i further increase my 1rm lifts? (i currently do a 5x5 for sort of relative strength increases)
Comments would be greatly appreciated! Have a great day folks!
edit: oh one more thing, this is how my program goes:
m - posterior chain (deadlift) & upper back (pulldowns, etc) and maybe some bicep work
t - pushing movements (split jerk/push press & bench press) & core
w - running/sprinting drills
th - pushing movements (split jerk/push press & squats) & core
f - running/sprinting
s - olympic lifting (power clean/push press/split jerk) + shoulder work & core
su - light sprinting work